THE fight for a Premiership ticket in the Zifa Southern Division One football league is still on with former top-flight football side Bantu Rovers reclaiming the top spot at the weekend after edging Zimbabwe Saints 2-0 at Luveve Stadium on Saturday.
“Tshintsha Guluva” have amassed 60 points from 30 games with second-placed How Mine on 59 points. ZPC Hwange are on 58 from the same number of games.
How Mine, who leapt to the top last week after beating Tsholotsho FC 2-1, were displaced by the Reuben Tsengwa-coached Bantu Rovers after they were held to a 3-3 draw by Hwange Juniors on Saturday. ZPC Hwange, who also eager to win the title and make a debut appearance in the Premiership next year, have shared the spoils in a goalless draw with Bulawayo Chiefs in Plumtree.
The three top sides in the league have two matches to go before the champions are decided. Bantu Rovers have what looks like easy assignments as they take Division Two-bound Sizani Fruits&Veg at Portuguese Club at the weekend before hosting relegated Hwange-based Rufaro Rovers at Luveve Stadium in the last match.
However, they need to be wary of Sizani; they stunned How Mine with a 1-0 win recently at Portuguese Club.The gold miners, also eyeing a maiden appearance in top-flight football, entertain relegated Projects at the weekend before taking on determined police side Black Boots in the last assignment.